RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable

Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Stylus, Preamp, Solid Cabinet - Walnut (RT81)

$249.99 USD

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RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable


- Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to recreate the performance the way the artist intended


The Audio Technica AT95E featuring a diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio


Enjoy perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensuring the stylus is rested deep in your record’s groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording


The beautiful piano black finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations


Incorporating a high quality built-in Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures warm, true sound




Cabinet Specifications
Cabinet Material MDF
Finish High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer
Dust Cover Yes - Tinted
Turntable Specifications
Drive System Belt Drive
Motor DC Motor
Motor Isolation Three Point Rubber Isolation
Speed 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Speed Variation +/-1.00% - Speed Adjustment Guide
Wow and Flutter 0.2%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted) 67dB or higher (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted) 60dB or higher (unweighted, 20kHz LPF)
Platter Aluminum
Diameter of Platter 12", 30cm
Weight of Platter 1.22 lbs (553 g)
Height of Platter 0.62 inches (16 mm)
Auto-Stop Yes
Turntable Mat Rubber
Tonearm Specifications
Tonearm Type Static Balanced, S-Type
Supported Cartridge Weight 3.5 to 6.5g
Counterweight Yes – 3.53 oz (100 g) - Adjustable
Anti-skating Adjustment Yes
Pivot Bearing Yes
Cueing Lever Yes
Tonearm Material Aluminum
Tonearm Wire 36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand
Effective Tonearm Mass 28.2 grams
Overhang 19.2mm
Effective Tonearm Length 224mm
Headshell Mount H-4 Bayonet Mount
Tonearm Height 17mm
Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge Type Dual Moving Magnet (MM)
Cartridge Model Audio Technica: AT95E
Replacement Stylus ATN95E
Stylus 0.4 × 0.7mil Bonded Elliptical (Diamond)
Cantilever Aluminum
Mount Half inch
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz
Channel Separation 20dB at 1kHz
Channel Balance 2.0dB or less at 1kHz
Load Impedance/Capacitance 47k Ohms/100pF
Output Voltage 2.5mV +/–3dB
Cartridge Weight 5.7g (+/- 0.5g)
Headshell Weight 10.7g
Cartridge Height 0.67 inches (17 mm)
Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g +/–0.5g
Vertical Tracking Angle 20 degrees
Rubber Belt Specifications
Rubber Belt Design Continuous loop (joint-less)
Width 4.5mm
Length 534.07mm
Thickness 0.6mm
Output Specifications
Connector RCA (Gold-plated)
Preamp Yes, PHONO/LINE Switchable
Phono Output 2.5mV +/–3dB
Phono Bypass Yes, all electronics bypassed when using external preamp
Line Output 140mV (–17dBV)
Ground Terminal Yes
Power Specification
Input 100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Output 12V / 500mA
Consumption 1.5W
General Specifications
Dimensions 16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”
Certifications FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL
Unit Weight 15.65 lb (7.1 kg)
Operating Temperature 20°C
Wireless Playback No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)
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What's Included
  • RT81 Turntable
  • Dust Cover
  • 45 Adapter
  • Rubber Slip Mat
  • 3ft RCA Cable With Ground Wire
  • 100V - 240V (50/60Hz) AC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Pro Reviews

    Slash Gear review of the fluance rt81 rt80

    Slash Gear Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "Playback from the RT81 was quite good, with even the deeper bass of hip-hop and some electronic music coming through smooth and clear. "

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    CNET review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    CNET Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "it feels like a $400-$500 turntable. I guess you can tell by now I'm impressed."

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    Tech Crunch review of the fluance rt81 rt80 turntable

    Tech Crunch Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable

    "The walnut finish gives the RT81 one of the best looks of any entry-level turntable I’ve seen. It’s sturdier and heavier than some of the cheaper turntables out there from brands like Crosley and Denon. "

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    Digital Trends Preview of the RT81

    Digital Trends Review of the RT81

    "Music played on the record player was deep and smooth with excellent clarity. In general, there was low distortion, sparkling treble, and strong bass across the records we listened to, from Broadway to Drake."

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    Customer Reviews

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    Edward E June 29, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Maryland, United States

    I bought the RT81 to replace my '82 Technics SL/D2 turntable. Wow! What a turntable! You cant beat it, especially for the price. If I didnt know any better? I would think this turntable is in the $400- $500 range. It's beautiful, clean sharp lines and walnut finish is very pleasing to the eye. There is no noise whatsoever, no matter how loud or quiet you play it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into vinyl and on a budget. Thanks Fluance for all the great products you offer.

    Patrick M June 26, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year California, United States

    I haven't owned a turntable since I had a crummy plastic one as a kid. I spent my formative music years listening to CDs, but about 10 years ago I went digital and eliminated all physical music from our house. Lately I've been feeling the itch to have something tangible I can hold in my hands again, so my wife got me the RT81 for Father's Day. I've only had it up and running for a short time, but so far I'm very pleased.
    The instructions for set up are very detailed, and I was able to get everything set up pretty easily. I really like the fact this unit has an internal preamp, because I'm running it through a Sonos Play 5. I'll likely get a different set up as I move forward, but for now not having to buy an additional component is a big plus. Within 15 minutes I had the turntable up and running, and it sounds/works great. It also looks fantastic - it's definitely something you want to showcase rather than hiding it behind something. I only have a handful of records so far, but I'm really looking forward to diving headlong into the world of vinyl over the coming years.
    From everything I've seen so far, I'd definitely recommend the RT81 to anyone who asks, particularly if they're someone like me who's new to this world.

    Zach D June 25, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 7 Years Arizona, United States

    Love this turntable. Looks and feels like it is made with high quality components. Love the optional built in preamp. Packaging was very nice with all parts secure to prevent damage. Would buy more Fluance equipment.

    Barb K June 22, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Ohio, United States

    Beautiful sound quality and a beautiful looking record player.

    Christopher R June 21, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 3 Years Tennessee, United States

    I cannot be more pleased. It seems that Fluance is a relatively new company, but they sure know what they are doing. It is quiet and solidly built. If I ever see a reason to upgrade, it will be to another Fluance.

    Michael Corp June 18, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Pennsylvania, United States

    Picked the RT 81 as a replacement for my old Technics and it works like a champ. Plays well and looks great.

    Margaret Bryant June 1, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Oklahoma, United States

    Excellent turntable. Met all my expectations and more

    Erick A May 15, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Quebec, Canada

    Build quality of this turntable is excellent. Definitely worth the price.

    Erick A May 11, 2019 Novice Listener - 18 Years Quebec, Canada

    Build quality of this turntable is excellent. Definitely worth the price.

    Scott B May 1, 2019 Novice Listener - 5 Years New Jersey, United States

    When it comes to turntables, I'm a novice. I've only owned "all-in-one" systems in the past, and never experienced vinyl the way it should truly be heard. A few months ago I decided I needed to change that. I needed a turntable that would give me the full, rich sound of vinyl without breaking my bank in the process. After weeks of research, watching various YouTube videos, debating between vintage and new, I found what I was looking for. I heard rave reviews for the Fluance line of turntables. Most notably, the RT81 High Fidelity. With a price tag of $250 and tons of good reviews, how could I not take a chance? I'm so glad I did! From the easy setup, warm, full sounds and beautiful walnut finish, the RT81 is everything I need and more in a turntable. If you're in the market for a premium listening experience at a budget price, stop reading this review and go buy the RT81 now. You won't regret it!

    Cole C May 1, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 1 Year Indiana, United States

    After doing lots of research trying to find the best entry-level turntable, I'm glad I chose this one. For the price I can't find another turntable with all these features. Had it for about a month now and have not had any issues!

    Brian C. April 26, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Florida, United States

    My new Fluance rt81 turntable has completely revitalized my sound system. Why did I wait so long?? The eye candy appeal, superb and sturdy construction, excellent price point, silky smooth mechanical features, and that gorgeous Audio-Technica ATN95E stylus, plus free shipping really sealed the deal for this hippy from the 1960's. Now my hundreds of LP's from last century are in for a serious workout. Set-up was easy peasy with SO SIMPLE operation. Now my wife can't get me away from the music room. More than well done, Fluance .

    Edward H April 24, 2019 Advanced Listener - 20+ Years Illinois, United States

    Terrific Turntable! The RT81 offers beautiful looks, easy setup, and most important, great sound. Compared to the competition at this price, the RT81 is the winner hands down.....

    steve April 24, 2019 Intermediate Listener - 4 Years Georgia, United States

    Upgraded from Audio Techinca LP60 with RT81. Great value for the price and it sounds great!

    Riley M April 23, 2019 Novice Listener - 1 Year Idaho, United States

    Classic look and vibe, sounds great!

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